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Camarasaurus
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Name meaning

"Chambered Lizard"

Code name

Camaro

Diet

Herbivore

Height

7 metres (23 feet)

Length

15-23 metres (50-75 feet)

Weight

51.8 tons

Range

Isla Sorna Isla Nublar

Birth type

Egg

Game appearances

Jurassic Park III: Park Builder
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

Camarasaurus was a very heavily built member of the long-necked sauropod family of Jurassic dinosaurs. It is very well known by scientists and recently a family of these large creatures was discovered in the Western U.S. Camarasaurus is also a part of one of paleontology's big mistakes when its head was put on the body of Apatosaurus and called Brontosaurus.[1]

Compared to some of the other sauropods, Camarasaurus had a relatively short neck and tail. It also had a large head compared to other sauropods, but the head was almost hollow. The skull openings for the nose and eyes were very large. This is the most common North American sauropod found, with more than ten fairly complete skeletons unearthed to date. At least four species have been identified within this genus.[1]

Camarasaurus gets its name from the hollow spaces in its neck vertebrae. These would have made the neck lighter and easier for the dinosaur to lift and move about. This dinosaur also had the largest teeth among sauropods.[1]

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Jurassic Park Franchise Edit

Camarasaurus appeared in some editions of the novel. In certain chapters Camarasaurus is put in the place of Apatosaurus.[citation needed] Camarasaurus did not appear in any of the Jurassic Park movies.

Camarasaurus does appear in multiple video games, and maybe in a comic.

Jurassic Park inspired gamesEdit

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Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Edit

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see Camarasaurus/Operation Genesis

Camarasaurus is featured in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis as a 3-star large herbivore. Camarasaurus is friends with the Brachiosaurus. It sometimes falls prey to a pack of Raptors or large carnivores.

ComicsEdit

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Camarasaurus from Topps comics. (Image courtesy of Jurassic Park Legacy)
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Camarasaurus is featured in the comic The Lost World: Jurassic Park.[citation needed] However, it is unknown if the animal really was a Camarasaurus.


References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jurassic Park Institute, Dinopedia, Camarasaurus. Link.

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